Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Free Virtual Event

Health care workers have been under tremendous pressure and strain as they took on the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. BizWest is excited to announce a virtual event on June 24, that will recognize those who sacrificed so much to keep the rest of us well.

2021 Health Care Heroes Nomination Categories

Community Service — Honors an individual or organization — from within or outside of health care — for leadership focusing on a particular health care issue or need. Nominations will be evaluated on criteria including impact on health care within the community and how they fulfilled a need that might otherwise not have been met.

COVID-19 Health Care Ally Award — Honors an individual outside of traditional health care who excelled during the COVID-19 pandemic, including firefighters, members of law enforcement, and representatives of civic and nonprofit organizations. Nominations must include specific information on how the individual went beyond their normal duties to support health care workers and the overall community.

COVID-19 Frontline Health Care Worker — Honors an individual who displayed excellence, dedication and perseverance in responding to challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, including physicians, EMTs, paramedics, and Emergency Department personnel and others. Nominations must include specific information on how the individual performed during the pandemic, going above and beyond their typical duties and responsibilities.

COVID-19 Front-Line Nurse — Honors a nurse who displayed excellence, dedication and perseverance in responding to challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nominations must include specific information on how the individual performed during the pandemic, going above and beyond their typical duties and responsibilities.

COVID-19 Support Worker — Includes non-physician and non-nurse members of the multidisciplinary team, such as physician assistants, CNAs, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, medical imaging, researchers, technicians, etc. Nominations must include specific information on how the individual performed during the pandemic, going above and beyond their typical duties and responsibilities.

Distinguished Service — Honors a health-care administrator who has displayed leadership excellence within their organization during COVID-19. Nominations must include specific information on leadership provided during the pandemic, ensuring the safety of workers, quality care for patients and vaccinations for the community.

Health Care Innovator/Researcher — Honors an individual or organization for an innovation in medical technology or research. Priority will be given to breakthroughs that contributed to testing, treatment, safety equipment or vaccines for COVID-19.

Mental Health Care Provider of the Year — Recognizes a mental health care provider who has positively impacted his/her organization and/or patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nominations must include specific information on how the individual performed during the pandemic, going above and beyond their typical duties and responsibilities.

Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living Facility of the Year — Recognizes the top skilled nursing and assisted living facility or group in the region. Nominations will be evaluated based on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they prioritized patients’ physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Volunteer Award — Recognizes a non-paid volunteer for service in a health care organization. Nominations will be evaluated on criteria including length of service, impact on the organization and how they fulfilled a need that might otherwise not have been met.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 30.

Supporting Sponsor

Trophy Sponsor

Health Care Coalition